HISTORY

STUDY THE PAST TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT AND BUILD THE FUTURE

In the words of Cicero, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” In our History program, you’ll acquire knowledge that will deepen your understanding of the world we live in. Because the program is built upon our Liberal Arts core, you’ll unlock the treasures of the past to gain a deeper understanding of our shared human nature and society at large.

Skills You will Gain

1. Critical thinking —You’ll learn to study your sources with a critical eye and refine your skills in investigative analysis and understanding.

2. Retention and expression — You’ll hone your abilities to read accurately and well, organize your thoughts and research and express yourself clearly in speech and writing.

3. Cultivate a historical sense — By learning to think historically, you’ll free yourself from the presuppositions of our era and learn empathy for other peoples and places.

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Professor of History

Email:

paul.baxa@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1661

Office:

Henkels 2019

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Chair of the History Department, Assistant Professor of History

Email:

mary.blanchard@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1563

Office:

Henkels 2045

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Associate Professor of History

Email:

michael.breidenbach@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1570

Office:

Henkels 2014A

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Assistant Dean of Student Success, Instructor of History

Email:

alexander.crawford@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2553

Office:

LIBR 168

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Dean of Faculty; Associate Professor of History

Email:

daniel.davy@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7127

Office:

Henkels 2056

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Assistant Professor of History

Email:

Thomas.Maurer@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239)304-7073

Office:

Henkels 3034

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INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

Any job needs people who can think, analyze, write and be persuasive, and those are the skills history majors learn in addition to acquiring historical knowledge and understanding about the world they live in. The American Historical Association details the careers that historians should consider.

REQUIRED COURSES

Required Courses for the Major

HIST 200-level course in non-US history

HIST 208 History of the United States from the Colonial Era to Reconstruction or HIST 209 History of the United States from reconstruction

HIST 396 The Historian’s Craft

HIST 490 History Seminar or HIST 495 Honors Thesis

Nine Major Courses (four required, five electives) - at least three of the five electives must be a 300-level or higher class

Minor in History

To earn a minor in History five electives are required (20 credits).

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